Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers
As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment ...
Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing
Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is designed to withstand typhoons, flooding and earthquakes—and at a cost of ...
Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms
Microsoft's HoloLens goggles have hit a sweet spot between Google Glass and virtual reality headgear, immersing users in a mesmerizing world of augmented reality holograms.
Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices
The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.
Viacom CEO's 2014 pay rises 19 percent to $44.3 million
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman's pay climbed 19 percent to $44.3 million last year while the TV-and-film company's stock slumped and its earnings remained flat.
Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks
Attacks on power plants, telecommunications and financial systems, even turning all of Los Angeles' traffic lights green: Davos elites were warned Saturday of the terrifying possibilities of modern cyber ...
More privacy protection sought for feds' health care website (Update)
Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.
Scotty project eyes uniqueness, sharing issues in 3D printing
Expedia buys Travelocity for $280 million
Expedia said Friday it is buying rival Travelocity in a $280 million deal merging two of the largest online travel operators.
NHL sends GoPro cameras onto the ice
Ice hockey fans will get a new perspective on the fast-moving game when National Hockey League players don GoPro cameras, starting with this weekend's all-star fixture.
Box hits Wall Street with a bang after IPO
Cloud storage startup Box soared in its Wall Street debut Friday after a public share offering, pushing its market value to $2.7 billion.
Dutch approve large-scale testing of self-driving cars
The Dutch government on Friday approved large-scale testing of self-driving cars and trucks on public roads, saying the technology could greatly reduce traffic jams and improve road safety.
Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels.
Can you save money at the bowser by only half-filling the fuel tank?
Fuel prices may be at historic lows at the moment but when they rise again, what is the best strategy to save money at the bowser? ...